September 9, 2018  |  Updated September 13, 2018

Russian Police Say the Election Day Was ‘Calmest,’ After Clamping Down on Country-wide Protests

By Fatima Tlis
RUSSIA -- protests. September 9, 2018.

Russia held a “united Election Day” on Sunday, September 9. In 22 regions, including the capital, Moscow, people voted for local governors and mayors. Local lawmakers were elected in 16 legislatures and thousands of municipal councils.

The state media reported an idealized image of Election Day, including video of President Vladimir Putin voting in Moscow.

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